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Indian Wells Masters 1000: Alcaraz masterful, Medvedev helpless, the summary

The women's and men's finals of the Indian Wells Masters 1000 took place this Sunday, March 17. They saw the victories of Carlos Alcaraz and Iga Swiatek

Last night the final of the master 100 was held in Indian Wells, in the United States. Like last year, the poster pitted the Russian Daniil Medvedev against the young Spanish prodigy Carlos Alcaraz. And like last year, Alcaraz showed himself to be the best. intractable. However, the winner of Wimbledon did not arrive at the tournament. serene in transatlantic lands. Weaned title since this victory à London, he had gone up to In recent months there have been signs of fragility, first physically at the end of last season, then in concentration. This Monday, March 18, the native of Murcia set the record straight. time. First in the quarter against Zverev, then especially in the semi-final, by mastering a hitherto undefeated Jannik Sinner, and finally in this final, where… he found the same opponent as last year.

However, we saw an enterprising Daniil Medvedev from the start of the match. It was even the Russian who came back the best. in his match, with an entry break in the first set to lead 3-0. Then the Alcaraz machine started up. More prominent in defense, the Spaniard notably released his passing passes at the end of the line several times, of which he has the secret. After the break and a long standoff at the end of the first set, Alcaraz took the first set 7-6 at the end of a tie-break où he showed himself once again. the most incisive.

The second round was won. a demonstration. Alcaraz gave the sensation of flying on the court, twice taking Medvedev's serve, which gave the sensation of being without solution on the court, ' the image of this failed cushioning to give the double break à the Spanish à 4-1. With this victory, Alcaraz won his second title à Indian Wells, and the 5th Master 1000 of his career.

Swiatek too strong for Sakkari

Among the girls, world number 1 Iga Swiatek held her place against the Greek Maria Sakkari. For her second title in California, the Pole won. facing the same opponent as two years ago. In à Barely more than an hour (1h08), the matter was over. After holding out until 5-4 for Swiatek in the first set, Maria Sakkari finally broke down, giving the set to her at the same time. world number 1. Like Carlos Alcaraz a little later in the evening, Iga Swiatek did not let anything happen. pass the opportunity to asphyxiate his opponent, taking the ball ever earlier to decide all the games of the second round. With this victory in the final, Swiatek won the 8th WTA 1000 of her career, and consolidated her place at the top of the ranking ahead of Aryna Sabalenka.

Matches completed

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Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116